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Heart-Healthy Living - "Grilled Lemon Chicken"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Create CookbookMakes: 4 servings Prep: 20 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Grill: 12 minutes

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Ingredients

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds total)
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel (zest)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely snipped fresh lemon thyme or thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 lemons, halved
Fresh lemon thyme or thyme sprigs, optional

Directions
1. Place the chicken in a resealable plastic bag in a shallow bowl. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together chicken broth, lemon peel, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon thyme, and pepper. Pour over chicken. Seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken, reserving marinade.

2. Grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning and brushing with marinade halfway through grilling. Discard any remaining marinade. Add lemon halves to grill for the last 3 minutes of grilling.

3. Serve chicken with grilled lemons and, if desired, top with additional fresh thyme
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  • LAURIE5658
    Oh! Oh! I must save this one!! Thank you!

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    4109 days ago
  • CAZ_NR_HEATHROW
    Thanks for the recipe Lee, I'll give it a go
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    4110 days ago
  • TAKEMETOTHEBALL
    This sounds absolutely delicious - will have to add to my 'to do' list!
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    Jackie x
    4110 days ago
  • LUVSBULLDOGS
    I'll have to try this one. Thanks.
    4110 days ago
  • SUZANNE0606
    Stop posting all these food blogs!!! You're making me hungry!!! emoticon emoticon Hehehehehehe

    Have a GREAT night, Lee!!

    Be blessed,
    Suzanne

    4110 days ago
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